Wrongful death lawsuit filed after death of man held in Aurora immigration detention center

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The family of a longtime Colorado resident who died nearly two years ago in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the private company that operates ICE's Aurora detention facility and its former doctor.

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Police often do not investigate alleged crimes in Aurora's contract detention center

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Sexual abuse allegations and suspected physical assaults are going unchecked by law enforcement at the controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation has found.

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“We didn’t have people who cared enough to save him”: Records describe Colorado man’s death in custody of immigration enforcement

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The daughter of a man who died in the custody of immigration officials in Aurora nearly two years ago said she wants accountability, after Rocky Mountain PBS uncovered a government investigation criticizing his treatment inside Aurora's privately-operated detention center.

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Local ICE leader defends office’s work amid protests

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Local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) leadership are pushing back against months of protest and criticism aimed at the privately-operated immigration detention center in Aurora, opening the doors to the often-secretive facility and vowing to answer questions from the community.

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ICE review of immigration detainee's death finds medical care deficiencies at Aurora facility

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Medical staff at the privately-operated immigration detention center in Aurora failed to seek emergency care for a detainee who later died, a report obtained by Rocky Mountain PBS shows.

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Watch extended video of protest, American flag removal at Aurora immigration detention center

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Simultaneous protests at the immigration detention facility in Aurora last Friday drew national headlines after protesters from the smaller group crossed makeshift barriers, removed the American flag, and raised the Mexican flag and anti-police flags outside the facility’s entrance.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Joins ProPublica's Documenting Hate Project

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Help us document hate crimes around Colorado.

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Cost of Homelessness Update

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Homelessness in metro Denver grew 52 percent from 2015 to 2018, and Colorado communities are trying to find a solution to the high numbers of people living on the street.

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Prosecutors announce massive black market bust involving grow operations in suburban and rural homes

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Federal and local prosecutors announced 42 arrests and indictments Friday, as part of the multi-year investigation featured in the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary "Cultivating Crime."

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Beyond Columbine Community Conversations

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As part of Beyond Columbine, our special report on the impacts of the 1999 school shooting, Rocky Mountain PBS invited people across the state to reflect on Columbine’s legacy.

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RMPBS contributes to the national conversation on school shootings

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John Ferrugia discusses STEM School attack with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.

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Governor Signs "Red Flag" Bill making it Law

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Colorado has become the 15th state to allow temporary removal of firearms from a person who is determined to be a threat to self or others.

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Conversation with a School Shooter: Man Remembers Firing His Gun at School When He Was a Teenager

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A man who fired his gun on a school campus as a 14-year-old in 2003 said he regrets that he thought that was the best way to protect himself. “If I had the wisdom and knowledge I have now, I definitely wouldn’t have made the decision I made," he said.

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Operation Gun Debate: Two Trauma Surgeon Brothers Talk Guns and Injuries

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The Moore brothers have nearly 75 years of trauma surgery experience between them. The pair grew up with guns, but they have differing opinions about who should have access to semi-automatic rifles, like the AR-15.

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Former Columbine Student Reflects on Killers' Red Flags

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A student reflects on red flags ahead of the Columbine High School shooting 1999. What are the warning signs? An expert explains what behaviors might be warning signs.

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